Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Raised Panel Cabinets

Posted September 16, 2019 by Megan Corsano

Designing your dream kitchen can seem like a grueling task at first. With so many options for style, color, and features, we know it can be a bit overwhelming. One of the easiest ways to organize your design process to first pick the vibe you are looking to create. Once you’ve decided that, it will be easier to pick a cabinet style that matches your ideal look. After narrowing down the cabinet style, you will have a list of color choices to choose from, which is often the easiest part of the design choice!

If you’d decided on a traditional or even transitional design for your kitchen, you might want to consider raised panel cabinets to complete the look.

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The ornamental detailing of the center panel gives the raised panel style its name.

What is Raised Panel Cabinetry?

Raised panel cabinets get their name from the ornamental detailing in the raised center panel. This style of cabinet door began to gain popularity in the early 1900s and eventually became the norm for what we think of as a “traditional” kitchen today.

An interesting benefit of raised panel cabinets is how it accentuates light and shadow areas on the doors, which adds depth and dimension to any room.

The raised panel in these cabinets often has multiple steps or tiers, creating a more intricate panel layering structure than their shaker cabinet counterpart.


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Raised panel cabinets ground more modern, trendy design pieces.

Style Highlight: Old Meets New

Transitional design beautifully blends the traditional and contemporary. The elegant style of raised panel is an understated choice that will complement a variety of coordinating design choices.

A great way to use raised panel cabinets in a transitional kitchen is to select other design elements that counter its “traditional” style.

Transitional kitchens are all about contrast. Try modern industrial lighting fixtures, a statement stainless steel stove, or a trendy tile backsplash, then bring it back down to earth with a mature design featuring raised panel cabinets.


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Raised panel cabinets can be used in so many different styles of kitchen.

What Kitchen Style Works Best With Raised Panel Cabinets?

We are the kitchen experts, after all. Let us help you pick the perfect design for your dream kitchen! If raised panel is your cabinet of choice, there are endless styles you can create to make the most of their cozy, traditional feel. From Tuscan Farmhouse, Coastal Cottage, or Rustic Cabin, raised panel cabinets are a stylish and elegant choice.


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No matter what style you choose, you can rest easy that your new cabinets are made of the highest-quality construction.

High-Quality Cabinet Construction

At Cabinets To Go, our raised panel cabinets all come with premium features, like soft-closing drawers and doors, high-quality European-style hinges, sturdy dovetail joints, and solid wood construction. Raised panel cabinets also feature intricate molding around the face of the door for a subtle touch of detail.

No matter which cabinet style you choose, Cabinets To Go features an endless combination of cabinets, countertops, flooring, and accessories to make your dream kitchen a reality at any budget. Stop by a showroom and see the different cabinet styles for yourself.